Prenatal Classes

Chadron Community Hospital offers prepared childbirth classes free of charge to expectant mothers and her support person. Classes are held at various times throughout the year. Call Tashina Prochazka, RN at (308) 432-2747 to add your name to the list of mothers wanting to attend an upcoming class. Call early in your pregnancy so that classes can be arranged to suit your needs. New classes are started on a regular basis.

Class One: Understanding Labor and Delivery

  • Pain in labor: How to break the pain, fear, tension cycle
  • Relaxation and Breathing Techniques
  • Prelude to labor: 7 signs labor is near
  • True labor: 3 signs labor is here
  • True labor versus false labor
  • Stages of labor
  • Things to expect during labor and delivery in our hospital
  • Appearance of baby following delivery
  • Routine care of baby immediately after delivery
  • Mother's postpartum care
  • Video reinforcing the above information, comfort measures and a vaginal birth

Class Two: Comfort Measures and Non-Conforming Labors

  • Labor Lab—practice comfort measures for labor
  • Medical Procedure: IV pain medication during labor, Epidurals, Cytotec and Pitocin Induction, Forcep or Vacuum Delivery
  • Cesarean Section
  • Video reinforcing the above information
  • Tour of the Labor and Delivery Area

Class Three: Infant Care

  • Guest parents share experiences of being new parents
  • Bath demonstration—Umbilical cord and Circumcision care
  • How to take an infant's temperature
  • Breastfeeding and bottle feeding
  • Lab tests done on baby
  • Immunizations
  • Newborn Safety
  • Jaundice in the newborn